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reply to post by Snarl
I see a benefit as something that is earned.
Whereas welfare is not.
As a E-7, my BAH did pay my rent (No base nearby, I was active Reserve) and had a little left over, though not much. The E-5's and below though really had problems. Of course I was single and didn't have extra mouths to feed or cloth and all the other trivails that a family brings into the equation. If I had a family...I probably would have had problems as well.
Living like a rock star? Not really, but I didn't have it all that bad either. Of course, hindsight is 20/20.
As a retiree, with a bad back now and no second job...I'm pretty much stuck. Though I will admit that life was good for at least two years of my retirement. This cut is going to hurt me.
reply to post by Battleline
Just the fact that this loophole for illegals tax returns is being discussed and not stopped no matter what is done to the vets says volumes as to how corrupt this government has become.
Why didn't the Republicans put it into the bill before sending it up to the Senate? After after all they control the house.
There are Repubs and Dems who are fighting to overturn this. It's not quite set in stone as of yet. 2014 looks like it will be a exciting year come election time. But will people be willing to braek with their party? I wouldn't bet on that, but we'll see.
On the subject of 'illegal' aliens: There are a lot of jobs that wouldn't get done otherwise.